Magic Squares

Create the same sum no matter which direction. The instructional activity provides the history of magic squares and includes directions on how to build them. Pupils determine the sum of a magic square and create ones of their own.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research magic squares
  • Encourage pairs to try to make a third order and a fourth order magic square
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should be comfortable with working with arithmetic sequences

  • Includes an answer key
  • Contains suggestions for extensions

  • None
Common Core